By Ramon Scott, @rsstreams
Fernandez struck out 10 in the opener, allowing two hits over seven innings to the Angels.
Several teams are targeted to score approximately five runs on Sunday, according to oddsmakers, as the Nationals, Brewers, Rockies, Dodgers, Indians, Orioles, White Sox and Astros are the favorites to produce the most offense.
Washington faces journeyman pitcher Sean O’Sullivan, who now toils for Philadelphia. Sullivan has a career ERA of 5.91, but he got the fifth-starter sport until Chad Billingsley returns.
Pittsburgh OF Andrew McCutchen missed Saturday night’s game with a knee injury and was questionable for Sunday afternoon at Milwaukee.
Meanwhile, in Cleveland, Detroit’s Victor Martinez left Saturday’s game with a leg injury and is questionable today against the Indians. Cleveland’s Michael Brantley likely remains out with a bad back, while Indians catcher Yan Gomes was injured late in the game Saturday night with a right knee sprain.
The ESPN nightcap is Red Sox-Yankees, as Clay Bucholz faces Masahiro Tanaka.
PLAYERS TO AVOID
Adam Jones – The O’s Jones is just 3-for-21 lifetime against Toronto’s Hutchinson.
Todd Frazier – The Reds’ Frazier is just 1-for-6 with four Ks against St. Louis’ Carlos Martinez.
Alcides Escobar – The Royals’ hot SS is just 1-for-12 against C.J. Wilson so far in his career.
Eric Hosmer – Hosmer is just 2-for-11 career-wise against Wilson.
Gregor Blanco – The Giants’ Blanco is just 1-for-9 against Padres’ starter Tyson Ross.
Brandon Crawford – The San Francisco SS is just 2-for-12 lifetime against Ross.
Starlin Castro – The Cubs’ Castro is just 2-for-13 off of Colorado starter Jordan Lyles.